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Business law in Latvia

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The Constitution of the country provides for an independent judiciary and the government generally respects this freedom. But judicial reforms are slow and prone to corruption.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can expect an impartial trial from the country’s judicial system.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language in the country is Latvian.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law in the country is the constitution of 1922 (amended in 1998); the legal system is based on a civil law system. Latvia being a member of the European Union (it joined the EU in May 2004), the national law in the country has to comply with the conditions of the Community legislation.
Checking National Laws Online
Latvian laws on line (website in Latvian)

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